As a Photo Booth
A Photo Booth is an automated photography system that lets a user start a photo session that can take one or more images with live view image preview. The live view preview shows the person on the background chosen and even supports Sandwich Overlays. The system can create multiple images on a single output or a simple single image output that can be printed, emailed or texted to your phone.
While the Green Screen Wizard Photo Booth can take normal photos,our Photo Booth extends a simple Photo Booth system by adding optional green screen support with its proven best of class green screen engine.
Many Photo Booths are aimed at people at a party that are just having some fun and do not care about the quality of the photo. Green Screen Wizard supports the party folks but it also can be configured to offer very high quality output with support for many Nikon and Canon DSLR cameras and the new Logitech Brio 4k webcam. The system is very configurable so that you can setup the booth to be fast and efficient with few user choices or you can configure it to produce high quality images with lots of user selected options.
As a Live View Event System
Normally a Photo Booth is operated by the user. There are times when you want an operator to control the system. For example at an event where you want to move the people through as quickly as possible. Another situation is where the client is perhaps a pet or a preschooler that cannot operate the system.
In these cases you can select to turn off the automatic countdown and fire the camera from a button on the screen.
Some thoughts on the Logitech Brio 4k Webcam
Webcames are perfect for photo booth operation. They are can be powered by a usb port, work well in low light, are made to run continuously and are inexpensive.
Their downfall has always been color quality and resolution. A great step forward was taken when Logitech introduced the Brio 4k webcam. While at around $200 it is not as cheap as
other webcams and it cannot match DSLR in term of quality, it has very good color output and for a webcam its 4096 x 2160 resolution is more then adequate for most Photo Booth applications.
Here are a few ways the Photo Booth can be used:
o A classic Photo Booth with no green screening
o An automated portrait system, offering multiple backgrounds or overlays
o A Photo Booth that takes a single image on a predefined background
o A Photo Booth that lets users choose if they would like a single or Photo Booth style output.
o As an event system controlled by an operator.
o A Photo Booth that gives the choice of backgrounds for multiple images
o Any size and quality image
o Photo Booth style strips with multiple images and custom backgrounds
o Support for any windows printer
o Email Support
o Image Texting to smart phones
The software is available at three price points:
Green Screen Webcam System
For those of you on a budget we offer a Webcam only version. The new Logitech Brio 4k webcam or the webcam built into your laptop can give great results especially if you are doing the classic Photo Booth strips. The software lets you adjust the webcam setting to optimize it for any lighting situation. Great for parties or DJs that just what to add a Photo Booth to their offerings or just use it as a fun time with the kids.
The new Logitech Brio 4k webcam is a game changer. It has great revolution, excellent color control and works well in many lighting situation. It will continually focus in live view mode. No need to plug it in as it is powered by the USB port. It almost approaches the quality of the DSLRs.
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Green Screen DSLR System
This system offers support for Webcams and select Nikon and Canon DSLRs. For people that demand the highest quality output this software is for you. For corporate headshots or photographers that want some automation for events this flexible software can be used as a Photo Booth, or for kids and pets you can control the shots manually.
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The Pro Studio Photo Booth
Buying this Photo Booth software is like buying two programs. You get all the capabilities of Green Screen Wizard Pro and you also get a programmable DSLR Photo Booth system. So whether you want to make money setting up a Photo Booth or just want to use all the amazing features of Green Screen Wizard Pro with editor to build your Photography business, this Swiss army knife of the Green Screen Software will do the job.
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After installing the system click on the Green Screen Wizard Photo Booth icon on your desktop to start the program. After starting Green Screen Wizard Photo Booth you will see the Photo Booth icon.
Clicking on it revels the Photo Booth dialog. To run the Photo Booth you must select a program, a skin, a printer and a camera. Once this is done (your last selections will be remembered) you can click start Photo Booth.
It is that easy for the operator!
The screen will fill with the Photo Booth Pages. What pages are shown, what they do and how they look is controlled by the program you are running and the "Skins" that were selected by the program.
Unlike less expensive Photo Booths that only support webcams, the Green Screen Wizard Photo Booth supports Nikon, and Canon EOS cameras and for folks on a budget it also has support for Webcams.
The new version 4 software makes use of the proven DigiCam software to reliably control the DSLR cameras. An improved webcam system has also been added.
This gives you the advantage of using the camera you have or selecting the camera that fits the budget of the Photo Booth you are building. With the Green Screen Wizard as the processing software you can select any resolution and size of output and get the great results only a high quality DSLR deliver.
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Customers will love seeing a system that appears customized to their event. Photo Booth manufactures will love the idea of banding the look of their Photo Booth. Whatever the reason the ability to customize is a great feature. The Green Screen Wizard Photo Booth can run programs that change the behavior of the booth but it is the skins (user defined backgrounds) that give the look.
The system ships with three skin folders: Curtains, Party and Wedding. You can modify them or create whole new skins.
Many Photo Booths are not concerned about image quality. Green Screen Wizard supports fast low quility images but it also can be configured to offer very high quality output. The benefit is that you can configure the booth to be fast and efficient with few user choices or to produce high quality images with lots of use selected options.
The Green Screen Wizard Photo Booth extends a simple Photo Booth system by adding green screen support with its proven best of class green screen engine. It also gives support for sandwich overlays even in the live view mode.
The Green Screen Wizard Photo Booth uses a fast overlay and green screen removal system for the live view preview. Then after shooting is over it will create high quality images using its normal green screen engine.
For this reason, the Green Screen Wizard Photo Booth software can be used as fun Photo Booth software but also as an automated professional quality portrait system.
Here is a horizontal image with a background replaced.
Here is an overlay image.
The Live View Page will show a live view from the camera with green screen removed and overlays added.
The page can show horizontal or vertical images scaled to match the desired output size set by the program.
This Live View Page will show the image in real time. A countdown box will count down from 9 to 0.
The number of photos to be taken and how many have been taken so far is shown on the right.
Once the countdown is reached a high quality image will be taken.
Here is a vertical overlay image.
The Green Screen Wizard Photo Booth expands the printer template generator capabilities of the standard program by adding background images and lets the user assign a photo sequence number to each image. The program uses this number to determine how many images will be taken by the booth. The template can select any paper size it wants and add as many images of various size to the template (4 is the maximum images that the booth will take but the same sequence number can be used on several images). Layouts can be designed for horizontal or vertical orientation.
The program is supplied with 15 standard printer templates.
Here are two examples of customized templates
Program Main Screen
The Photo Booth has many options for dealing with the output. It can send it to the user's email address, text it to his phone or print it on a printer.
What options are presented to the user are determined by the program. You can choose not to display the page at all and the system will simply print the photo. You can choose to do any combinations of Printing, Email or Text. The keyboard is presented if you select email or texting so that touch screens are supported.
If the user is happy with his or her photo then they can click print or enter an email address and touch the letter. If they want a text sent to their phone they enter their phone number with area code and then click on their carrier.
If they are not happy with the photo they can choose to take it again by clicking on the Exit/Retake button.
Normally once the user chooses an output the system will setup for the next session. The photo booth operator can decide to let the user return to the output page as many times as they like and only exit when the exit button is touched.
Why would you need to program a photo booth? The answer is that this software is designed to smoothly meet the needs of the situation.
For example if you are running in a museum and want to offer the system for free you may not want to pay for printing the photos and only allow email or texts.
At a trade show you want the user to go through the booth quickly so you give them lower resolution photos and do not give them background choices or let them review the output.
In a realtors office you would want very high quality output and a selection of backgrounds.
If you are selling photos at a fair you would want to give the user choices of overlays.
Configuring the Photo Booth programs does not take programming skills. All of the options are settable using dialog boxes like this one:
While the booth comes with several ready to go programs, you can easily modify them to meet your needs.
There are 5 important concepts you need to understand to create the photobooth experience:
The Output Printer Template Determines:
o The dimensions, (default 5x7) of the output to be
printed or saved
o The location, size and numbe of images in the output file
o The number of photos the booth with take
o An optional background image
Click here to learn more about Printer Templates
The Image Definition Determines:
o Image Size of photos taken
o Selects Output Template
o Selects if green screening should take place
o Decides if background is pre selected of if the user is given a choice
o Optionally selects a overlay image
o Assigns an icon to be used for the opening screen
Click here to learn more about Image Definitions Files
The Opening Screen Layout Determines:
o The selection and placement of defined Image Definitions
o The Text on the opening screen
Click here to learn more about the Opening Page
The Program File Determines:
o What output choices are shown on the Output Choice Screen
o What screens are shown and for how long
o What Opening Screen Layout is used
Click here to learn more about programming the Photo Booth
The Skin File Determines:
o The color and location of text for the opening screen.
o The color of text for messages.
o The location of the Image Definition Icons on the opening screen
o The folder that contains the skin image files
Click here to learn more about creating Skins